My neighbor and I are in a stand-off, so I'm going to let you be the voice of justice in the comments section.
My neighbor started a friendship with an injured squirrel sometime around last fall. After nursing "Betsy" back to health, he became very vested in the interests of all the squirrels in the neighborhood, building them a shelter in his back yard and providing them with daily meals.
Opposing parties believe this has turned the neighborhood squirrels aggressive. Stripped of their natural human fear and expecting food, they are hopping into grocery bags held in people's arms and fighting toddlers for their peanut butter sandwiches. It is the general opinion on this block that the squirrels are out of control due to the "squirrel sanctuary" across the street from my house.
The squirrel whisperer insists we are all anti-wildlife and that he will not give into our bullying. He is merely showing compassion to lesser creatures whom he considers pets.
So. Who's right? Should we leave the squirrel charmer alone, or is he doing a disservice to the community (and the squirrels if you consider tampering with their natural instincts) by feeding them?
UPDATE: Compromise! The humanitarian neighbor has agreed to only put seeds and nuts in a container and cease hand-feeding on the front porch. The best news? We are still friends. Yay, Andersonville!